I think it's generally agreed upon that kittens should get wet food, not dry. Did you try feeding the wet food you'd been giving them before they shut down?
I'm an evangelist against all dry, no matter how ``healthy,'' as cats are desert animals and don't have good thirst mechanisms to make them want to drink water to compensate for dry food. Did they just have shots? Maybe they are reacting to them? I hope they hold off on any more shots until this is resolved. I don't remember my Panleuk kittens having blood in the vomit/diarrhea, but I may be blocked that out. Keep an eye on them not getting dehydrated, as cats go downhill fast when they do. On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 1:19 PM, Martha Walton <marthawal...@gmail.com>wrote: > Thanks Kathryn & Christiane. > Both kittens just had diarrhea, no blood in the stool & no blood in the > vomit. > > She is feeding them wet food, Friskies/wet and Meow Mix/wet. I have tried > to get the kittens to eat Before Grain wet food, but they will not eat it. > The kittens will lap up a little water, but nothing excessive. Problem is, > they walk away and vomit up the water. > > Kittens were eating good Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. I gave them some > dry food on Thursday or Friday night, Natures Variety Instinct. Maybe > their tummies just didn't like the new food. > > I am very worried, the kittens go back to their home tomorrow AM. The > kittens have had the first round of shots & testing. I have called their > human parents twice and left two messages. > > On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Christiane Biagi <ti...@mindspring.com>wrote: > >> Are they eating the food they usually eat or did they have a change of >> food when they came to your house? **** >> >> ** ** >> >> *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf >> Of *Martha Walton >> *Sent:* Sunday, November 04, 2012 3:42 PM >> *To:* firstname.lastname@example.org >> *Subject:* [Felvtalk] Kitten Sitting, need suggestion**** >> >> ** ** >> >> I am kitten-sitting two kittens this weekend for a friend. The kittens >> ate well for the first two days, but yesterday they turned their nose up at >> food. Today neither kitten is eating and they are both throwing up water. >> Yesterday one of the kittens had diarrhea. Neither has done #2 today. >> Both kittens are playful, drinking water and alert, but I am very worried >> about them not eating. I have called their owner and left a message about >> the vomiting. >> >> The owner says that both kittens have been tested for "all diseases". I >> have not let the kittens have contact with my 5 house-cats. Today one of >> my cats had some diarrhea, so I am hoping that the kittens are not getting >> my cats sick.. >> >> Any suggestions? The kittens go back to their house tomorrow at 10:00am. >> >> I am using Tidy Cats Pure Nature for their cat litter.**** >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Felvtalk mailing list >> Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org >> http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org >> >> > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > -- ---------------------------- Go Get a Life---Go Get a Shelter Animal! If you can't adopt, then foster "bottle baby" shelter animal, to save their life. Contact your local pound for information. <http://www.laanimalservices.com/volunteer_fostercare.htm> If you can't bottle feed, foster an older animal, to save their life, and to free up cage space. Ask your local animal pound to start saving over 90% of their intake by implementing the No Kill Equation: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/no-kill-equation/<http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/> Here's the current growing list of true No Kill communities: http://www.no-killnews.com/ (see the right sidebar) Legislate better animal pound conditions: http://www.rescue50.org More fun reading: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/guides/ More fun watching: http://vimeo.com/nokill/videos especially http://vimeo.com/48445902 Local feral cat crisis? See Alley Cat Allies' for how to respond: http://www.alleycat.org/page.aspx?pid=537
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